Vacancy Announcement – MEAL Officer

Advocacy Training and Resource Centre (ATRC), in partnership with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN Kosovo), within the framework of the project: “Protecting and promoting the rights of workers from vulnerable groups in the labour market” – funded by The European Union Office in Kosovo announces:


Vacancy Announcement for MEAL Officer (30% engagment)

In close coordination with and under the supervision of the Project Manager, the MEAL Officer is responsible for ensuring adaptive management and learning are incorporated effectively into Protecting and promoting the rights of workers from vulnerable groups in the labour market Project, including providing technical support in monitoring and evaluation. The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Officer will provide technical support and ensures consistency in the monitoring and evaluation processes of the project activities.

1. Information regarding the project: 

The project “Protecting and promoting the rights of workers from vulnerable groups in the labour market” is funded by the EU and managed by the European Union Office in Kosovo. The project is implemented by the Advocacy Training and Resource Centre (ATRC) in partnership with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN Kosovo).

The project activities aim to improve working conditions for the most vulnerable categories of employees, with particular emphasis on the private sector, including health and safety at work for women and men, through the promotion of social dialogue between employees and employers or relevant institutions. In addition, the project aims to advance the harmonization and implementation of legal acts in the field of labour by directly monitoring and reporting cases of labour rights abuse; strengthening the capacity of employees and NGOs to work on labour rights; and raising public awareness with regard to the Law on Labour.

2. Objectives of the Engagment

The MEAL Officer will be responsible for the main aspects related to monitoring, evaluation, and learning of the Partnership – Lead applicant and Co-Applicant activities. This includes also supporting the reporting process. The MEAL will work with Log frame – Results Framework, conduct mid-line surveys per activities, conduct monitoring visits and develop monitoring reports for sub-awards, conduct assessment for Co-Applicant, sub-awards, provide strategic advice to Lead Applicant, develop the curriculum and guidelines for the national and regional Learning workshop, endline report, and other duties pertaining to this position.

3. Specific tasks of the MEAL officer:

The MEAL Officer has been assigned with the following responsibilities:

MEAL cycle

  • Develop, implement, and assess monitoring frameworks for ATRC partnerships and projects in line with ATRC’s MEAL Policy.
  • Contribute to the development of project implementation plans and ensure inclusion of M&E activities
  • Maintain and update existing indicator performance tracking tools to monitor project targets and verify beneficiary reach.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships (through joint assessments, capacity-building exercises, and exchange of information) with local partner organizations, donors, and national institutions.
  • Ensure that cross-cutting issues such as participation, gender, age, and disability are effectively addressed/ mainstreamed in all project implementations as part of ensuring accountability.

Data collection, analysis and reporting

  • MEAL officer will design and or provide inputs to technical tools and assessments.
  • Ensure the collection of relevant and appropriate data needed for an effective MEAL system. This includes but is not limited to needs assessments, baselines, end-line evaluations, beneficiary verifications, during and post distribution monitoring, market monitoring, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions.
  • Analyse data for accuracy, flag validation or quality issues, and use integrated graphics in reports and information products to help visualize data in a meaningful way.
  • Write reports for MEAL, which will be utilized in monitoring strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in the existing project.

4. Experience and qualifications required:

  • University Degree in International Development, Social Sciences, or any relevant field in human rights and/or project management/Master’s degree is an advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience in an NGO environment with similar scope of role
  • Knowledge of the major research methodologies.
  • Experience with development area and ‘data to inform’ and ‘data to perform’ principles
  • Functional knowledge of statistics and data processing; experience collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Knowledge in MS Office package (Knowledge of SPSS is considered an advantage)
  • Previous experience with major donor proposal MEAL requirements (EU, USAID, etc. preferred)
  • Understanding of labour rights
  • Highly organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work
  • Strong self-initiative to build on and develop the job, combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Fluency in English and Albanian or Serbian. Knowledge of both languages (Albanian and Serbian) will be considered an advantage.

5. Timelines

Start date: As soon as possible, contract until 31st of December 2022 with possibility for extension.

6. Documents to be delivered:

  • CV of the applicants and Cover Letter
  • Examples of previous work (if any)
  • 2 references of previous work.

7. Deadline for submission:

Those interested may apply via email: [email protected], until 20.09.2022.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.